Photographer's Note

Imagine the view of the ones who live in those buildings!

Flagstaff Gardens are Melbourne's oldest gardens. They take their name from a flagstaff erected in 1840 at the settlement's highest point, in order to communicate between the harbour and town. This became known as "Flagstaff Hill".
The hill was at such a high point that people going to Flagstaff Hill enjoyed panoramic views of the bay. However, as city buildings rose up around the gardens, the views were blocked out. Today, standing in the gardens, it is hard to imagine that this was such a high point and that it was once possible to see the bay.

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  • Copyright: Dora Sousa (dlsousa) (50)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-29 4:24
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